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Snyder Freeway reopens after fallen power lines are cleared

Metro police blocking the ramp to southbound Gene Snyder Freeway at KY 22 because of the power lines across the roadway at Westport Road. Metro police blocking the ramp to southbound Gene Snyder Freeway at KY 22 because of the power lines across the roadway at Westport Road.
Traffic exiting the Gene Snyder Freeway at KY 22 following the closure of the interstate. Traffic exiting the Gene Snyder Freeway at KY 22 following the closure of the interstate.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A five mile stretch of the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) in northeastern Jefferson County has been reopened to traffic after fallen power lines led to detours Thursday night.

According to Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Snyder was closed between KY 22 (exit 35 - Brownsboro Road) and KY 146 (exit 30 - LaGrange Road) while LG&E crews removed the lines from the roadway.

After a closure lasting around two hours, traffic was moving again on the Snyder around 10:30 p.m., but everything was back to normal. The ramp from Westport Road to southbound I-265 remained closed because of crews working on the lines. The closure was expected to remain until early Friday morning.

What caused the lines to fall is unknown.

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